negative pages and contact sheets : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Film & Processing : One Thread

after a long time getting repeatedly irritated with the negative pages that hold 7x5 frames and always having a frame left over, i switched to the 6x6-frame kind that contact print on 8.5x11 paper. i am very happy that now i can keep entire rolls of negatives together in one page.

however, i can't find any three-ring binders big enough to hold these 6x6 pages and 8.5x11 papers. the best i could do is a light impressions three-ring storage box, which is just barely too short, necessitating me trimming about 3/4 of an inch off the contact sheets' black edges. the box is also rather small, and is going to fill up rather quickly. does anyone know where can get a really huge 3-ring binder, one that will hold 8.5x11 paper oriented horizontally rather than vertically?

-- brad daly (, March 06, 2000


Brad, I'm surprised that no one has tipped you off about this yet. FORGET negative pages for 35mm. They are ALL crap! Instead use negative sleeves. (I use 120 size sleeves for both 120/220 and 35mm) Make your contact prints directly on 8 1/2 X 11 paper, 6 strips of 6 negs, with enough room for frame '0' and '36A.' You can get clear plastic sheet protectors from any office supply store and put the proof sheet and neg sleeve into any standard 3-ring binder.

-- Michael D Fraser (, June 25, 2000.

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